Severe weather warning for damaging winds

May 3, 2023 5:03 pm in by

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds across parts of the Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven.

Peak wind gusts of around 90 km/h are possible within the warning area.

Areas which maybe affected include Bowral, Braidwood, Katoomba and Goulburn.

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The State Emergency Service has the following advise:

  • Move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
  • Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
  • Keep at least 8 metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences.
  • Trees that have been damaged by fire are likely to be more unstable and more likely to fall.
  • Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid (131 388), Endeavour Energy (131 003), Essential Energy (132 080) or Evoenergy (131 093) as shown on your power bill.
  • Stay vigilant and monitor conditions. Note that the landscape may have changed following bushfires.
  • For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.